This weekend on State of Belief, the Boston Globe‘s Michael Paulson speaks with Welton Gaddy about the clergy sex scandal in the Catholic Church. Plus, author Corwin Smidt tells Welton about the state of the “God Gap” in American politics and Rabbi Irwin Kula asks for a more civil conversation about taxes.
And, don’t miss Welton’s own thoughts on the pedophilia controversy in the Catholic Church.
This week’s guests:
Michael Paulson is a former religion reporter at the Boston Globe. He was a member of the team of Globe reporters whose reporting on clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service in 2003. He also co-authored the book Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church. He currently serves as the paper’s city editor.
Rabbi Irwin Kula is the author of Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life. He’s President of CLAL-The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership.
Corwin Smidt is the director of the Paul B. Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics and professor of political science at Calvin College. His new book is called The Disappearing God Gap: Religion in the 2008 Presidential Election.
Religion and radio done differently – this weekend on State of Belief.